OSAGE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA remains largely unchanged as the original Wild West with true cowboys, proud Osages, wild horses, bison, the tallgrass prairie, pristine lakes, and rich traditions.
Think that is a lot to roll into one county? Well, it’s a big county ~ the largest in Oklahoma. Larger than either Rhode Island or Delaware, Osage County’s people, history and culture will create a memorable visit for you and your family.
Ree Drummond, cookbook author, blogger and host of the Pioneer Woman cooking show on the Food Network, has recently renovated an historic building at the corner of Main St. and Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska, where she opened a deli, bakery and mercantile store Oct. 31, 2016.
Home to a number of Native American and Western artists, Osage County is becoming a popular destination for those seeking original works of art and sculpture. In Hominy, stop by the Cha Tullis Art Gallery, featuring Native American art, on Main St. In Pawhuska, visit the Tallgrass Art Gallery on Kihekah Ave., which has some of the finest Western, wildlife and Native American art on the Southern Plains. In Pawhuska, visit Sister's Attic and Clifton's, located on Main St. or the Water Bird Gallery at 134 E. 6th St., which carry the esteemed work of Native American artists.
Adventure awaits you at colorful pow wows, crowd-pleasing rodeos, and small town festivals.
Enjoy world-class Osage museums, thrilling Osage Casinos, and eclectic shops selling Made-in-Oklahoma products, antiques and vintage items.
When it's time for a break, tickle your taste buds with some savory home cookin’ or fine dining cuisine!
Seek solace in deep blue Osage lakes and wooded state parks, then relax in one of our cozy cabins or bed and breakfasts surrounded by wide open spaces dotted with bison and wild horses.
To fully experience the prairie in its natural state, plan a visit to the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest (39,000 acres) protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left on earth. Managed by the Nature Conservancy since 1989, the Preserve is home to approximately 2,500 free-ranging bison.
Osage County rewards visitors of all ages with real Western experiences all year long, so come roam our hills and scenic byways and find an adventure to call your own. Spanning over 2,200 square miles, in Osage County there’s plenty of room for everyone! See you in the Osage!
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